In the past few years, many companies have come up with vaginal "wellness" products that became a fad in no time. Most of these things included cleaning, steaming, inserting, detoxing the vagina unnecessarily. Despite experts warning against such products and practices, every day we come to know about some new product to shove into the vagina. However, the most recent one is an alternative for regular sanitary napkins and tampons, it is tampons made out of crochet. Yes, just the way our grannies would crochet us sweaters, now people are making crochet tampons to use as "reusable" and eco-friendly alternative to regular tampons.
Not only is it a stupid idea but it can also harm your vaginal ecosystem. Just recently, a trend saw women insertings sea sponges into their vagina thinking of it to be "reusable", "nurturing" alternatives to tampons. There are even companies cashing on this new "trend" of using sea sponges as tampons.
Why You Should Not Use Crochet Tampons
It is important to know that tampons made of yarn are being sold on Etsy, however, they do not have to pass the same safety regulations that regular tampons have to pass. It can even scratch the inside walls of the vagina if not handled well. You don't even need to be a rocket scientist to understand that anything that doesn't undergo the safety test shouldn't be used, let alone, shoved inside your body, via a sensitive body part, your vagina.
Just recently, weird home remedies went viral that included inserting things from your kitchen shelf into the vagina. For example, a rumour spread like a wildfire that said, inserting parsley into Vagina could help you get your periods early. Parsley is an emmenagogue, a substance which increases menstrual flow that can 'soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances'. However, doctors have urged women to never insert vegetables into the vagina. That is not it people were also inserting garlic into the vagina to "cure" yeast infection. Doctors had to say it out loud that it is a BAD idea. Garlic may have tonnes of health benefits if you include it into your diet, inserting garlic into your vajayjays won't help! OBGYN, sexpert Dr Jennifer Gunter had to set the records straight on Twitter to explain why this is such a bad idea